Thursday, November 05, 2009

Short take: Big Man: Real Life & Tall Tales

Big Man tells the story of Clarence Clemons, saxophonist in the E Street band and one of Bruce Springsteen's oldest friends. Not a straightforward biography, the book is a compilation of short anecdotes and "legends" by Clemons and his good friend, television producer Don Reo. There's plenty of sex, drugs, rock-n-roll, and name-dropping, but the tone is light, with plenty of humor and unique insights into one of the world's great rock bands. Easy to pick and put down; a must-read for Springsteen and Clemons fans.

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